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and Sweet -This
ceremony is typically more like a civil ceremony. They
average 10-15 minutes, depending on what you choose. They do
not have readings, songs or events like candle lightings or sand
pouring. Very simple, quick
and great for hot days, nervous
don't like being in front of a crowd, or someone who just wants the
ceremony done legally. The fee includes the email or phone
consultation, local travel, access to our 145+ page online ceremony
planning guide with examples, review of the ceremony, performing the
ceremony, and filing of the license with the county/state. The difference
between this and a
traditional style is the lack
of any "events" such as a candle
lighting, and is usually shorter with simple a "I do"
lengthy vows. Price
Style - This type of
ceremony is anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes and includes
readings, special events such as a candle lighting, sand pouring, rose
exchange, flower gifts to the mothers, or other special traditions or
You may even have a special song/soloist, or roast if you wish. It is a
more traditional style and usually has many guests, a presentation of
the bride, and other details. This is perfect for the couple who
prefers a more church style wedding but doesn't belong to a church or
organized belief system. Also perfect for those who want a beautiful
formal outdoor wedding, and other formats. The fee includes in person,
email or phone consultation, local travel, accesss to our 145+ page
online ceremony planning guide with examples, review and revisions of
the ceremony, performing of the ceremony, assistance with small wedding
day details such as flowers and welcoming guests, and filing of the
license with the county/state. Price
This is a
legal, signing of the marriage license
with your 2 adult witnesses. There is no ceremony, rather only the
legal parts. Please note that most Wisconsin counties have a waiting
periond for applying/picking up the marriage license, so we will need
to plan about a week out. Click
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NOTE TO OUR
BRIDES: You will
receive your download access code FREE
soon as we receive your contract. Please do not purchase from the link
BRIDES - Purchase
access to download our exclusive online GUIDE
for only $29.99 if you are NOT booking a wedding, but want to use our
resources. (Our brides will receive a download to this as part of their
wedding packge with us.)
Weddings and South Central Wisconsin Area Weddings:
Donny are the primary Dane County
officiants. To contact us directly, email firstname.lastname@example.org or
fill out our online
Bay/ Weddings, Fox Cities Weddings:
Dave and Renee
cover the GB and Fox City areas. Please complete our online
for more information about these areas.
Education Course Topics
discussed include communication, family dynamics, how you grew
up, financial decisions, career directions, children and parenting
styles if applicable, decision making, conflict resolution, household
responsibilites, saving for a rainy day and retirement, houses and
where you'll live, and much more.
performing customized wedding ceremonies in Madison, WI,
throughout Southern WI and Illinois, as well as Green
Bay/Appleton/Oshkosh/Fond du Lac, and
north area as
well as the surrounding areas. We can perform them at your home, hotel,
landmark, beach, country club, golf course, or any other place you deem
as your special spot. Weddings in Madison are performed by Officiant
Hall or in Green Bay and Pulaski areas by associate Rev. Dave and Rev.
Renee, and Rev. Donny in
Southern Wisconsin and Chicago/Rockford areas. Ceremonies are special
brides and grooms, because we take the
time to meet with each couple before the ceremony when
Out of town couples are served via conference call, and all documents
and forms are electronic for their convenience. We know
great wedding sources for
vows, readings, special favors and more. Call for your consultation
today. Rev. Hall is an officiant based out of Marshall, WI, but also
performs ceremonies in Madison, Monona, Sun Prairie, Middleton,
Columbus, Deerfield, and even into the Green Bay area.
Destination Weddings can also be arranged if you are looking to get
married in Mexico, the Bahamas,
a cruise, or other exotic destination. We will legally perform your
marriage in Wisconsin including all paperwork processing, then attend
your wedding and perform the ceremony for your guests. Please contact
us for more details and pricing.
wedding ministers are dedicated to helping make
your wedding day a beautiful day that you will remember
weddings at Olbrich Gardens, The State capitol, The Orphium Theatre,
The Stoughton Opera House, Allen Centennial Gardens, The
Heaven, Monona Terrace, Madison Museum of Art, Milwaukee Musuem of
Art, The Overature Center, The Pres House, The Wisconsin
Union, Green Bay Botanical Garden Weddings, Heritage Hill Weddings,
Quivey's Grove and more!
Officiant Hall was ordained in March of 2002
Belief System: "Do only that which is right".
person has the
natural right (and the responsibility) to peacefully
determine what is right. We are advocates of religious freedom.
will we need
for our marriage license?
will need the name, title, address and phone number of the officiant
marrying you. Once you book with us, we mail you the exact information
you marry us if we are of different faiths or no
We frequently marry couples that are not the
same faith, or one or the other has no particular belief. In fact most
of our couples do not belong to a church, or they would
probably be getting married in their parish. We do not require
membership in any congregation in order to marry you. The only
requirement is that you can obtain a legal marriage certificate from
the State of Wisconsin.
you marry us if one or both of us have been
as long as you can legally acquire a state
marriage license we will perform your ceremony.
you marry us if we are not current members of
your church? If not, can we inquire about becoming a member?
do not have an organized congregation, as our
wedding ministry comes to you for your ceremony, and we go to our
couples to minster in marriage when called upon. If you would like a
referral to a church in the area, we would be glad to help you find a
parish that would fit with your particular beliefs and lifestyle.
you require pre-marital or religious counseling
before getting married? If so, what does that entail?
do not require it, but do like to know and get
a feeling for you as a couple. We casually chat about your goals,
family, children and why you want to marry. It is not formal, and
more-so helps us get to know you and helps us write a more personal
you allow another Officiant (possibly of a
different religion or a relative) to take part in the ceremony?
We are always open to your ideas and want to
make your special day perfect for you.
we allowed to write our own wedding vows or must
we use the traditional vows?
encourage you to choose or write something that
touches your hearts, and is what you want. We have a large selection of
ceremonies, vows, readings, poems and ring vows that you can choose
from. We provide this in an 145+ page online ceremony planning guide
which allows you to pick and choose parts from anything that you like.
there any restrictions on the types of readings
that can be used?
long as it isn't offensive or derogatory, we
encourage you to use readings that are meaningful to you and your
guests and family. We have a large selection to choose from
ranging from traditional bible text to modern day love poems.
we use contemporary readings or are they required
to be religious or scripture readings?
use the readings that mean the most to you.
there any restrictions on the type of music that
can be played?
we use contemporary songs?
We have had songs ranging from the hallelujah
Chorus, to the Sesame Street theme, and lots in between. Of course
there is always the traditional choices, which we also have a great
the wedding date we've chosen available? What time
can we hold the ceremony?
call for up to date scheduling. We try to
update our calendar page as often as possible, but it changes daily. We
have 3 officiants, so more than likely we will be able to accommodate
your request for date and time.
have time blocks as follows. You can book as many blocks on your
as needed or wanted:
noon to 3pm
if we are running late?
weddings start a little late, but we strongly
encourage you to plan ahead so you can start on time. As long as you
are within your time block, all is fine, but if you go over into
another time block, your officiant may need to leave for another
wedding, or you may be charged for the next lock of time.
there another wedding scheduled on the same day?
is possible that there may be. We try to avoid
this by having 4 officiants, but during busy months such as
June, September and October many weekends book full each day.
about the timing and logistics of obtaining the
will need to apply for your marriage license
in the county in which you reside in most cases. We encourage you to
call your county clerk for details.
will sign the marriage license at the time you
apply or pick it up. Only your witnesses and officiant will sign it the
day of the wedding.
officiant is required to file the license
with the state after the wedding. You can request a certified copy only
from the clerk of courts. It is illegal in Wisconsin for the officiant
to make a copy of a marriage license.
we send the officiant an invitation to the
Our officiants do not stay for wedding
receptions, but appreciate receiving an invitation for the ceremony to
confirm dates and times. Please do not be offended that we cannot
accept your invitation to stay for the reception or rehearsal dinners.
Our price sheet details all
expenses as they depend on what you choose, location, and which
officiant you have.
Mileage outside of our standard areas is extra and detailed on our
contract map. For example, Madison, Edgerton, and Green Bay are all
local for our officiants and there is no fee, but Appleton, Oshkosh,
Fond du Lac, Milwaukee, Chicago are extra for mileage depending on how
far the location is from the officiant's home. Mileage is currently $1
per mile each way (this may vary depending on gas prices.)
any other fees
or donations that should be given to the officiant or
is completely at your discretion. Tips are
always appreciated if you feel you received excellent service, but a
tip not required or expected.
a recent national survey, it was found the
average gratuity was between $50 and $125. If difficult
involved, an additional gratuity is appreciated. This donation
should be given to the best man prior to the ceremony in an envelope
with your officiant's name on it. Following the proceedings,
will then give it to the officiant.
and Musician: Fees for church organists
and musicians are often included in the rental fee for the church. When
this is not the case, a gratuity of no less than $35 is appropriate,
but in a recent survey, the average was $50 for each person. When the
organist and musician (soloist) are close friends of the couple or
family, the gratuity averaged $75.